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23andMe Stops Selling Genetic Testing Kit
2013-12-04 19:10:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a report from BBC News, genetic testing company 23andMe has stopped selling its at-home DNA testing kit. The move comes after the company, which is backed by Google, received an official warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week that said it needed to discontinue sales of the kit. Using human saliva samples, the kit is supposed to allow users to find out about their health risks based on their...

2013-11-15 10:31:11

Those of us who want to learn about our ancestors — who they were, where they came from and how they mingled (or didn't) with others around them — often turn to historical records or elderly family members for answers. But a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine indicates that the answers can also be found within our own genes. The researchers compared patterns of genetic variation found in...

2013-11-07 13:50:16

In an era of commercialized medicine, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been on a steady rise. Consumers can purchase a DNA sample kit, also known as a "spit kit," mail it to a testing company, and wait for an email that reveals their genetic risk for disorders like heart disease and colon cancer. However, a new Yale study reveals that members of the public, as well as physician groups, are concerned about individuals interpreting these risks without the help of a doctor....

Genetic Testing Technique Will Accelerate Personalized Medicine
2013-11-04 03:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In a development expected to improve the process of matching organ donors and understanding how genes contribute to diseases, researchers have devised a method that can help determine whether or not a specific genetic sequence came from an individual’s mother or father. The technique, which was developed by experts from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and is described in the latest edition of the journal Nature...


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